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Microsoft Reveals How Hackers Are Using GenAI Tools

Analytics Vidhya

Microsoft, in collaboration with OpenAI, has revealed a concerning trend in the realm of cybersecurity: the utilization of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) by hostile states for offensive cyber operations. Highlighting the involvement of countries such as Iran, North Korea, Russia, and China, Microsoft sheds light on the evolving landscape of cyber warfare.

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Master The Art Of Command Line With This GitHub Repository

KDnuggets

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, this guide is perfect for familiarizing yourself with basic and advanced command line tools.

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Why is Facebook chirping and how to stop it?

Dataconomy

“Why is Facebook chirping when I scroll?” is today’s question for millions of users of Facebook, including me. Ever been scrolling through Facebook on your iPhone, only to hear a weird sound that seems to come out of nowhere? You’re not alone. Some iPhone users have noticed this odd “newsfeed sound” while browsing their social media updates.

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How an African streaming service dethroned Netflix

Hacker News

Showmax sits at the top of the market with a vast library of local content, partnerships with Comcast and HBO, and exclusive access to the biggest football leagues in the world.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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Top Data Science Specializations for 2024

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Data Science is everywhere in the 21st century and has emerged as an innovative field. But what exactly is Data Science? And why should one consider specializing in it? This blog post aims to answer these questions and more. Data Science is a multidisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to […] The post Top Data Science Specializations for 2024 appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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7 Steps to Mastering Exploratory Data Analysis

KDnuggets

A Step-by-Step Approach to Unearthing Trends, Outliers, and Insights in your Data.

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Disrupting malicious uses of AI by state-affiliated threat actors

Hacker News

We terminated accounts associated with state-affiliated threat actors. Our findings show our models offer only limited, incremental capabilities for malicious cybersecurity tasks.

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Generative AI use cases for the enterprise

IBM Journey to AI blog

Remember how cool it felt when you first held a smartphone in your hand? The compact design and touch-based interactivity seemed like a leap into the future. Before long, smartphones became a way of life for organizations worldwide because of all they offer for business productivity and communication. Generative AI ( artificial intelligence ) promises a similar leap in productivity and the emergence of new modes of working and creating.

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Large Language Models Explained in 3 Levels of Difficulty

KDnuggets

Simple explanations, no matter what your level is right now.

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Oracle Cloud Has Achieved Momentum Through Differentiation

MoorInsights for Forbes

Analyst Matt Kimball explores Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's performance and products of 2023 to explain how it is succeeding in a market dominated by the Big Three CSPs.

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From Developer Experience to Product Experience: How a Shared Focus Fuels Product Success

Speaker: Anne Steiner and David Laribee

As a concept, Developer Experience (DX) has gained significant attention in the tech industry. It emphasizes engineers’ efficiency and satisfaction during the product development process. As product managers, we need to understand how a good DX can contribute not only to the well-being of our development teams but also to the broader objectives of product success and customer satisfaction.

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Amazon and SpaceX are quietly trying to demolish national labor law

Hacker News

Amazon alleged in a legal filing published Friday morning that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is unconstitutional. SpaceX and Trader Joe’s — companies that, like Amazon, have repeatedly faced labor law violations from the federal agency — have recently made similar attacks that threaten national worker protections.

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A beginner’s guide to making beautiful slides for your talks

Ines Montani

I’ve done quite a bit of conference speaking over the years, and I love designing slides and coming up with a new visual theme for each topic. It’s fun and keeps me motivated to put in the work and actually write my talks. People often ask me for tips and tooling recommendations, so in this guide, I’m sharing some of my not-so-secret secrets and three beginner-friendly steps for how you can up your slides game for the upcoming conference season!

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Stop Basing Your Self-Worth on Other People’s Opinions

Hacker News

Self-worth is our set of core beliefs about our value as a human being. It’s how we see ourselves and who we perceive ourselves to be. People differ in what they believe they must be or do to have worth or value. When we externalize our self-worth, we get emotionally and chemically rewarded when we succeed. This inevitably turns into a never-ending loop in pursuit of instant gratification.

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Trading trust

Hacker News

The Brookings Institution did a fascinating survey series over the last five years. I have two takeways from this: The first is that focused and persistent propaganda is able to shift public opinion about institutions they don’t have direct interaction with. The more important one is this: Many companies, particularly tech ones, are deliberately trading trust for short-term profits.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Video generation models as world simulators

Hacker News

We explore large-scale training of generative models on video data. Specifically, we train text-conditional diffusion models jointly on videos and images of variable durations, resolutions and aspect ratios. We leverage a transformer architecture that operates on spacetime patches of video and image latent codes. Our largest model, Sora, is capable of generating a minute of high fidelity video.

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Apple confirms it's breaking iPhone web apps in the EU on purpose

Hacker News

Well, it turns out it’s not a bug that broke iPhone web apps, also known as progressive web apps (PWAs), in the EU. Following developer complaints and press reports about how PWAs were no longer functional in the EU after installing the most recent iOS betas, Apple has updated its website to explain why.

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Chlormequat in food and urine from adults in the United States from 2017 to 2023

Hacker News

Chlormequat chloride is a plant growth regulator whose use on grain crops is on the rise in North America. Toxicological studies suggest that exposure to chlormequat can reduce fertility and harm the developing fetus at doses lower than those used by regulatory agencies to set allowable daily intake levels. Here we report, the presence of chlormequat in urine samples collected from people in the U.S., with detection frequencies of 69%, 74%, and 90% for samples collected in 2017, 2018–2022,

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Solar & Battery Storage to Make Up 81% of New U.S. Electric-Generating Capacity in 2024

Hacker News

Developers and power plant owners plan to add 62.8 gigawatts (GW) of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity in 2024, according to. [continued] The post Solar & Battery Storage to Make Up 81% of New U.S. Electric-Generating Capacity in 2024 appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Firehouse Five and the Cinderella Surprise

Hacker News

My goal was to preserve some never-before-heard recordings of an incredible Dixieland jazz band made up of mostly Disney employees, the Firehouse Five Plus Two. But along the way, I accidentally discovered an incredible lost song that was cut from Walt Disney's Cinderella. And you're about to hear it too. Let's go.

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Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama has passed away at 55

Hacker News

Rabbit & Bear Studios 株式会社は、多くのJRPG制作に関わってきたクリエーターが集結し立ち上げた開発会社です。Rabbit & Bear Studios Inc. is a development company established by game creators with a long history of working on JRPGs.

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U.S. Internet Leaked Years of Internal, Customer Emails

Hacker News

The Minnesota-based Internet provider U.S. Internet Corp. has a business unit called Securence , which specializes in providing filtered, secure email services to businesses, educational institutions and government agencies worldwide. But until it was notified last week, U.S. Internet was publishing more than a decade’s worth of its internal email — and that of thousands of Securence clients — in plain text out on the Internet and just a click away for anyone with a Web browser

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Andrej Karpathy Departs OpenAI

Hacker News

Andrej Karpathy, one of the founding members of OpenAI, has left the company, a spokesperson confirmed. Karpathy, a prominent artificial intelligence researcher, was developing a product he has described as an AI assistant and worked closely with the company’s research chief, Bob McGrew. While.

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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YC's latest Request for Startups

Hacker News

Every week the YC Group Partners meet and discuss the current batch. One common area of discussion is ideas — what kind of ideas are these founders having the best luck with? Which ones are they pivoting away from? These discussions also do a good job of helping us notice the gaps. Ideas that should be made real — and that we’d want to fund!

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Tesla Sold Only One Car in Korea in January

Hacker News

Tesla Inc. sold just one electric vehicle in South Korea in January as a raft of headwinds, from safety concerns to price and a lack of charging infrastructure, weigh on demand.

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European Court of Human Rights bans weakening of secure end-to-end encryption

Hacker News

The European Court of Human Rights yesterday banned a general weakeningof secure end-to-end encryption. The judgement argues that encryptionhelps citizens and companies to protect themselves against hacking,theft of identity and personal data, fraud and the unauthoriseddisclosure of confidential information.

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What made Earth a giant snowball 700M years ago? Scientists have an answer

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More than 700 million years ago, planet Earth was plunged into a 57-million-year-long ice age. Australian scientists led by Dr Adriana Dutkiewicz and Professor Dietmar Müller at the University of Sydney now have an answer why this happened.

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The Path to Product Excellence: Avoiding Common Pitfalls and Enhancing Communication

Speaker: David Bard, Principal at VP Product Coaching

In the fast-paced world of digital innovation, success is often accompanied by a multitude of challenges - like the pitfalls lurking at every turn, threatening to derail the most promising projects. But fret not, this webinar is your key to effective product development! Join us for an enlightening session to empower you to lead your team to greater heights.

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Mozilla downsizes as it refocuses on Firefox and AI

Hacker News

After installing a new interim CEO earlier this month, Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, is making some major changes to its product strategy, TechCrunch has learned.

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Wi-Fi jamming to knock out cameras suspected in nine Minnesota burglaries

Hacker News

A serial burglar in Edina, Minnesota is suspected of using a Wi-Fi jammer to knock out connected security cameras before stealing and making off with lots of loot. Such techniques are increasingly popular with criminals.

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How to Center a Div in CSS

Hacker News

Back in the day, centering an element was one of the trickiest things in CSS. As the language has evolved, we’ve been given lots of new tools we can use… But how do we pick the best option? When do we use Flexbox, or CSS Grid, or something else? Let's dig into it.

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They gave local news away for free. Virtually nobody wanted it

Hacker News

When 2,529 people were offered a free subscription to their local newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer, only forty-four accepted—less than 2 percent—according to an academic study set to be published this year in the American Journal of Political Science.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.